Disney will be creating a live-action remake of its 1973 animated film ‘Robin Hood’ for its streaming platform Disney+.
It will be the latest in Disney’s live-action adaptation of its classics; Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994) and Mulan (1998).
But unlike these three, which were created for theatrical releases, Robin Hood will launch directly on the streaming platform.
While Aladdin and Mulan has a mix of human and CGI characters, the latest live-action remake is likely to be more in line with The Lion King, which features CGI anthropomorphic (displaying human characteristics) animal characters.
Robin Hood will arrive in India through Disney+ Hotstar, the newly rebranded version of Hotstar after it merged with Disney+.
Following the release of its streaming platform, Disney+ has been looking at diverse content for theatrical and web releases.
Aladdin and The Lion King, two of it most popular classics, made over $1 billion each with their 2019 remakes, while Lady and the Tramp (1955) went straight to Disney+.
The media behemoth is picking and choosing what it feels will give impressive return on investment in theatres and what could be created to expand its streaming platform’s content library.
The coronavirus crisis has also forced it to opt against a theatrical release for Artemis Fowl, which was supposed to come out on May 29.
Other titles got a delayed theatrical release date. Mulan will come out on 24 July instead of 27 March, while Black Widow has been pushed from 24 April to 6 November.